Configuring Arista Network Switches

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Arista Network's networking products are the go-to solution in the hyper-engineered worlds of mega data centers, high-performance computing, and high-frequency trading. In this video, Arista Network veteran Chris Kane offers system administrators and entry level network engineers an overview of how Arista gear is used in today's cloud networks.

You'll learn about the Arista EOS, industry standard networking protocols, and the features Arista uses to implement and operate data center networks. You'll come away with solid IP networking knowledge along with a practical understanding of how to configure Arista network switches and integrate them into a network infrastructure.

  • Explore the Arista EOS, Arista versioning, and how to upgrade EOS on the Arista switch
  • Master operational necessities like configuring the Arista switch for email
  • Learn about port channels, access lists, prefix lists, VXLAN bridging, MLAG, VRRP, VARP, and LLDP
  • Understand OSPF and BGP routing, operational commands, configuration, and verification
  • Discover how administrative distance is used for best path routing
  • See how TAP aggregation is used to cost-effectively monitor network traffic
Chris Kane (ACE-A, CCIE) is a System Engineer at Arista Networks who has worked in IP networking for over 20 years. He started out as a radioman for the U.S. Navy, learned network engineering and went on to work for companies like Netech Corporation, Cardinal Health, and UUNET. He's familiar with the operations side of networking as well as the implementation and engineering side and is known for his ability to build and support Arista and Cisco based networks.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction And Course Overview
    2. About The Author
    3. Overview Of Arista
  2. Initial Arista Switch Configuration
    1. Powering Up The Arista Switch
    2. Overview Of The Arista EOS And Versioning
    3. Upgrading EOS On The Arista Switch
    4. Basic Switch Configuration For Management And Operations
  3. Operational Niceties
    1. The Watch And Watch Diff Commands
    2. The Arista Event Monitor
    3. Configuring The Arista Switch To Speak Jabber
    4. Configuring The Arista Switch To Send Emails
    5. Arista Scheduler And Show Tech-Support
  4. Tap Aggregation
    1. Overview Of Tap Aggregation
    2. Configuring Basic Tap Aggregation
    3. Configuring Traffic Steering In Tap Aggregation
  5. Spanning Tree
    1. Spanning Tree Overview
    2. Configuring And Verifying Spanning Tree
  6. Port Channels
    1. Overview Of Port Channels
    2. Configuring And Verifying Port Channels
  7. MLAG
    1. MLAG Overview
    2. Configuring And Verifying MLAG
  8. VRRP
    1. VRRP Overview
    2. VRRP Configuration And Verification
  9. VARP
    1. VARP Overview And Configuration
  10. OSPF Routing
    1. Configuring And Verifying OSPF
    2. Establishing And Verifying OSPF Neighbors
    3. Adding OSPF Authentication
    4. OSPF Operational Commands
    5. Playing With OSPF Nerd Knobs
  11. BGP Routing
    1. Configuring And Verifying BGP
    2. Establishing And Verifying BGP Neighbors
    3. BGP Route Announcement
    4. As Path Access-Lists
    5. BGP Peer Groups
    6. BGP Operational Commands
    7. Examples Of Some BGP Options
  12. Administrative Distance
    1. Overview Of Administrative Distance
    2. Configuring And Verifying Administrative Distance
  13. VXLAN Bridging
    1. Overview Of VXLAN Bridging
    2. Configuring And Verifying VXLAN Bridging
  14. Access-Lists And Prefix-Lists
    1. Access-List Introduction And Configuration
    2. Prefix-List Introduction And Configuration
  15. LLDP
    1. Overview Of LLDP
    2. Configuring And Verify LLDP
  16. Conclusion
    1. References And Resources For Further Study

Product information

  • Title: Configuring Arista Network Switches
  • Author(s): Chris Kane
  • Release date: June 2016
  • Publisher(s): Infinite Skills
  • ISBN: 9781491957578